Not that most of us need any more proof our US government has gone around the bend, but here's one for your consideration: USFS El Dorado National Forest, Georgetown District, has slapped a $4,230.53 "recovery fee" for processing the Gold Country Endurance Riders' permit application.
The USFS says they estimate it will take in excess of 50 hours to do that processing. Let's see - $4,230.53 fee for an application that has been processed by that same office for the past 17 years - same ride, same trails, same camp? Does this seem like padding the bill to you?
Has USFS gone whacko?